The World Cities Culture Report 2015 highlighted ‘culture as the golden thread’, running across all aspects of urban policy. Three years later, the 2018 report found that cultural policy was increasingly‘opening out’: recognising, redefining and supporting new forms of culture, in new spaces, for new audiences. In 2022, against the backdrop of Covid-19, it is possible to see a further evolution of this argument. In response to the increasing need for cities to become sustainable and the complexity and scale of challenges we face, the authors argue in this 2022 report that there needs to be a new era of mission-based policy, with culture at its heart.
Work & disability in the arts : from the IETM Belgrade Plenary Meeting
Martin, F., IETM
Recent research in the sector has shown that there is a significant lack of awareness about what it means to work in the arts for professionals with disabilities. The session "Work & disability in the arts" tackled the notions of working conditions, including working with disabilities and the recognition of its unique artistic quality.
Which side are you on? : ideas for reaching fair working conditions in the arts
Praznik, K., Kunst, B., Abbing, H., Hesters, D.
In 2022, fairness and working conditions in the performing arts were on top of the agenda. How can we envision the systemic change that is needed to make the arts sector a more fair and sustainable environment to work in? The precarious position of artists can be considered a ‘wicked problem’: a complex and layered issue that is closely intertwined with other complex societal issues. This publication is the next building block in IETM’s 2022 trajectory, and has the purpose to contribute both to the diagnosis of this wicked problem and to imagining concrete alternatives to the current system defining the modalities of artistic labour.
Revenue distribution and transformation in the music streaming value chain
This edition provides a critical overview of the challenges and opportunities posed by different revenue-sharing systems for the music sector’s main stakeholders, including artists, composers, labels, and distributors, while also identifying how these systems, can have an impact on the diversity of cultural expressions more generally. Building upon secondary research and interviews conducted with a variety of industry experts, it sheds light on existing initiatives which serve to improve diversity in the sector, summarise the main trends observed, and offers perspectives to ensure that the industry not only operates in a sustainable manner, but that it is ultimately representative of all those who desire to participate in it.
In its sixth edition, the Index seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the cultural sector globally, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more that were publicly announced or completed within a calendar year. “Cultural infrastructure” comprises museums/galleries, performing arts centers, multifunction arts venues, and cultural hubs or districts, and projects tracked include new buildings, renovations, expansions, and adaptive reuse.
Fostering knowledge valorisation through the arts and cultural institutions
This study investigates the role(s) that arts and cultural organisations can play in fostering the valorisation of knowledge coming from research, and how European policy can strengthen their contribution. Based on a literature review, stakeholder interviews, case study analysis and focus group discussions, the study provides insights on: the drivers and formats of engaging arts and cultural organisations in knowledge processes; the unique value(s) and competencies that they bring in; the enabling conditions supporting their participation. The study also highlights the main barriers that currently limit arts and cultural organisations from realising their full potential contribution in fostering knowledge valorisation.